Shaily Baranwal is the Founder-CEO of Elevate K-12. She started Elevate K-12 with a passion for bringing high-quality synchronous instruction to K-12 schools to solve the teacher shortage crisis.
Shaily is a non-conformist, disrupting the status quo to truly make an impact in the educational field and beyond. Prior to starting Elevate K-12, Shaily was a management consultant at AT Kearney and has founded both a chain of pre-schools and a chain of restaurants in India; her restaurant chain was acquired by India’s largest food and beverage conglomerate, Dabur.
Elevate K-12 is backed by General Catalyst, Arsenal Growth Equity and other notable investors.
Shaily holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Early Childhood Education, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is on the board of the University of Michigan Zell Lurie Institute and advises the development of students who want to take and continue on the path to entrepreneurship.
Shaily launches the Baranwal Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund at the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. The scholarship will fund the entrepreneurial aspirations of University of Michigan students.